Lost in the Maze of Canyonlands National Park

Have you ever seen the movie “127 Hours” or, at the very least, heard its story?  If you have, you know that Canyonlands National Park can be a very dangerous place to roam.  AND, if you are at all like me, you have probably heard the many “I’m lucky to be alive” stories of hikers […]

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The 5 Highs of Hiking the Highline Trail

All hikes are wonderful, but some are unforgettable, uplifting and undeniably life changing.   My hike on the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park perfectly fits the latter.   I have never felt so close to wildlife as I did along this impassioned trek.  With an unparalleled guide amid heave-on-earth, all the ingredients concocted a revitalization […]

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Mindy on the Move in Yellowstone National Park (VLOG)

Follow along via my vlog as I adventure among the Serengeti of North America: Yellowstone National Park with my husband, Doug, and my best friend, Nate. We see all of her stunning gems, including: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Canyon + Falls, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley and SO MUCH MORE. Furthermore, we see […]

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Find Me Where the Wild Things Are: Yellowstone National Park

I stood, silently still, at the forest’s edge just a mere hundred feet away from the wolf’s illuminating eyes and shining black coat.  I peered into her soul, unafraid and invited.  We were connecting and nothing else mattered in that moment in time…. “I’ll be there for you…” ♫ – my alarm clock blasted the […]

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The 20 Most Surreal Destinations in the US West

The abounding beauty in the American west is quite staggering.  Everywhere you drive, you’re inundated with a jaw-dropping, breath-taking scene.  With all the allure, it’s difficult to choose what to explore and what to forgo.  I’m a huge advocate of “seeing it all”.  However, rarely is that feasible.  Thus, I’ve created a list of what […]

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The ABC’s of California: Why It’s My Favorite State in the Lower 48

Even though the question “What is your favorite state in the U.S.?” never ceases to overwhelm and is nearly impossible to answer, I believe I’ve come to my conclusion:  California is, indeed, my favorite state (in the Lower 48).  Most people question my answer.  When they think of Cali, they think of Hollywood + Los […]

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Capitol Reef National Park and Mystic Hot Springs (VLOG)

In my 4th vlog of this series, I bring you along on our journey to the underrated, yet captivating, Capitol Reef National Park and to the quirky, bohemian gem that is Mystic Hot Springs. This was my first time to both of these places. In Capitol Reef, not only did we love our hike to Hickman […]

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